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This file has been modified outside of Illustrator.

Engaged ,
Feb 16, 2008 Feb 16, 2008

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"This file has been modified outside of Illustrator. Do you want to continue?"

I keep getting this message. Anyone know what it means?

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correct answers 1 Correct answer

Adobe Employee , Feb 26, 2018 Feb 26, 2018

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New Here ,
Apr 06, 2021 Apr 06, 2021

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I too am frustrated by seeing this message pop up repeatedly. The solution so far is to not save but save as. Give it the same name and it will ask you if you want to replace the file. Say yes and it is saved normally.

 

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New Here ,
Mar 22, 2021 Mar 22, 2021

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I am getting the same issue/message as well as having files I do in illustrator that I reopen telling me that the file has to be "recovered" which gets me a version of the file that is more like a pdf being opened in illustrator. You can work with it but the text is not connected and some of it is in outline - very frustrating. It happens with files that have been "modified outside of illustrator" more often. I have messaged Adobe but so far nothing. I beginning to wonder if Adobe is pushing its software

developers so hard to create newer and newer versions of its programs that it is neglecting to correct existing issues.

 

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Community Expert ,
Apr 07, 2021 Apr 07, 2021

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 I beginning to wonder if Adobe is pushing its software

developers so hard to create newer and newer versions of its programs that it is neglecting to correct existing issues.

 


By @derecka34365380

 

Please tell us your system and version and where you are saving your files.

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New Here ,
Jun 07, 2021 Jun 07, 2021

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hello, let me to reply to same isue

One Drive is used to store the files.
Opened only by me in illustrator.
Illustrator version 25.2.3
Mac OS - 11.4
On every save on every illustrator file - same error - modified outside of Illustrator continue.... tryed even the trick with save as over the same file, after reopening and save - same error

10x

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Participant ,
Nov 23, 2021 Nov 23, 2021

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HI; I have the same setup as you have it seems. I have been seeing this "This file has been modified outside of Illustrator. Do you want to continue?" since I used to work off a server, which sadly has been forever. I know work off my One Drive which is on my local drive, but since it's constantly syncing, I wonder if that is why we're getting this message. 

 

Mac OSX Monterey

Illustrator 2022

Files in OneDrive

 

 

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Feb 09, 2022 Feb 09, 2022

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Started getting this message with any file that is saved on Google Drive. Very frustrating. MacOS Big Sur, latest versions of Illustrator

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